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Pupil Premium

What is the Pupil Premium Grant?

Pupil Premium (PP) is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers. Schools receive funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years. Schools will also receive a grant for each pupil who has left local-authority care because of adoption, a special guardianship order or a residence order. Children who have been in local-authority care for one day or more also attract pupil premium funding. Funding for these pupils doesn’t go to their school; it goes to the Virtual School Head, who is responsible for Looked After children in the local authority.


Our Aims

At Eye CE Primary School, it is our intention that every child will live ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) within an inclusive curriculum that serves all of our pupils.

When making decisions about using Pupil Premium funding, we have considered the context of our school and the subsequent challenges faced. We have used the research conducted by EEF and DFE to support decisions around the usefulness of different strategies and their value for money, alongside other influential research.

Common barriers to learning for disadvantaged children can include less support at home, weak language and communication skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance and punctuality issues. There may also be complex family situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges vary depending on the individual.

Our ultimate objectives are:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, particular in achieving ‘greater depth’.
  • For all disadvantaged pupils in school to make or exceed nationally expected progress rates.
  • To support our children’s health and wellbeing to enable them to access learning at an appropriate level.
  • To support families so that their child attends school regularly and positive engagement.


We aim to do this through:

  • Ensuring that teaching and learning opportunities meet the needs of all the pupils
  • Ensuring that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups, this includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed
  • When making provision for socially disadvantaged pupils, we recognise that not all pupils who receive free school meals will be socially disadvantaged
  • We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged.
  • Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis, which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals. We will analyse the impact these initiatives in July in order to allocate for the following year.